Sunday, May 08, 2011

When Mother's Day is painful



To those who are missing their moms, those who have lost children, those who yearn to become a mom and to the first mothers whose arms still ache for the children they are not parenting.

It's a day of a million feelings, and I pray you find peace, goodness, comfort and love.

-Christine


7 comments:

Talon said...

(I had a comment, but blogger ate it. This is part of the reason you don't know me; blogger hates me, but I read you alot. Found you from Corey's place. Just a little FYI)

You don't know me; I'm not an adoptive mom, my daughter is a high functioning (home schooled) eleven year old Aspie. Just like me, just like her father, just like her uncle. I am happy and proud and blessed to be her mother, no matter how often she makes me want to pull out my hair.

But it's May. And May sucks. It used to be my favorite month. What's not to love? Mother's day, spring, my birthday, my youngest brother's birthday, the end of school...but this May is the 14th May since my Best Boy, Rhys was born and died 4 days later due to an undetected heart defect.

May hurts. Mother's Day hurts. I never know when May will hit me hardest; I won't go into it all, but it's bad today. And your post sent me over the edge in a good way. I'm crying, but I need it. Society says I'm to be grateful I have a living child. Society says I have one child. But I am a mom of two. Society can take a flying leap. Acknowledgement, as you probably know all too well is so important. Helps so much. I tried not to be depressed today, but it started yesterday and shows every sign of getting worse and I can't stop it.

So can I please wish you a GOOD Mother's Day with all my feelings? A Mom in Michigan thinks you're awesome. (That would be me) And thanks you with all her heart.

Martha said...

Christine,

Excellent! Well said.

Christine said...

Talon, so much love to you.

And thank you.

Sunday Koffron said...

Thank you. And happy mother’s day to all of you who chose to mother other people’s children with grace…I know we can be tough and messy, and somehow you manage to keep on giving.

Stacey said...

May I copy and share on FB with credit to you and link here? I'd love to share this sentiment with others and couldn't say it any better.

Hannah_Rae said...

Talon, thank you. Lord, be with the hurting moms today.

Blessings!

Hannah

Christine said...

Stacey, you bet!